Prof. Matthias Kleiner initiated the Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF) in 2002. Since the first ICHSF, which was held in Dortmund, this biannual conference has become one of the major events for high speed forming technologies and its applications. Like its four predecessors, the ICHSF 2012 shall provide scientists, manufacturers, industrial operators as well as other interested persons an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge. The topics covered by the conference will reach from new developments in impulse forming to current industrial applications of these processes to future aims of high speed forming.
The 5th International Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF 2012) is organized in cooperation of the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) of TU Dortmund University and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Ohio State University.